Get The Facts About Bankruptcy And Immigration
The most important thing immigrants to the United States need to understand about bankruptcy is that filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 will not affect your immigration status. The laws of Florida and the U.S. do not recognize debt as any kind of criminal or unethical act, and there are clear anti-discrimination laws that protect people seeking permanent residence or citizenship.
At the law office of Kingcade Garcia McMaken our Miami bankruptcy and immigration attorney understands that a financial crisis can happen to anyone. Equal protections are a cornerstone of American life, and as a lawful visitor or resident of the country you are afforded many of the same protections that naturalized citizens receive, including the right to seek protection from overwhelming debt.
Everyone Deserves A Second Chance
Immigrants to the United States face a range of challenges that are unique to them. Just the act of getting to the country alone can be a huge financial challenge and risk, and just like every other American, a struggling economy and high unemployment can create difficult conditions.
It is important to know what options you have, and how you may be able to use bankruptcy laws to protect yourself and your family in the U.S. and abroad. At our office we help clients living in the U.S. on a visa or green card understand how Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 can affect:
- Mortgages and foreclosures
- International or foreign assets
- Credit card debts
- Medical debts
- Your credit
While bankruptcy can impact many parts of your life, it is important to remember that it will not negatively affect your immigration status or your right to become a citizen. Bankruptcy is not a mark of shame, but a lawfully protected tool to give people from all walks of life a second chance at the American Dream.
Get More Information Today
Our lawyer is proud to work throughout the diverse communities of Miami and Dade County, and at our office we can provide service to clients in Spanish as well as English. If you are facing a severe financial crisis, contact our bankruptcy attorney online or by phone to get the information and answers you need.